Breaking News: It's a Helluva Town! ON THE TOWN Sets Opening Night for 10/16 at Lyric Theatre; Previews Begin 9/20
Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On The Town - the musical-comedy love letter to New York City - are now available exclusively to Audience Rewards members through Sunday, May 11 (www.audiencerewards.com). Beginning Monday, May 12, tickets will be available for purchase with a special pre-sale code sent to Ticketmaster customers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 19 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com.
ON THE TOWN - the iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins - will begin preview performances at the Lyric Theatre (formerly the Foxwoods) on Saturday, September 20 with an official opening night of Thursday, October 16. On The Town will be directed by John Rando (Tony Award® winner for Urinetown), who helmed the recent critically acclaimed City Center Encores and Barrington Stage productions, and will feature choreography by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award® winner for "Smash"), who choreographed the Barrington Stage production and makes his Broadway debut as a choreographer with this show.
The Bronx is up, the Battery's down, and three sailors are hoping to get just a little bit lucky on their one day of leave in the Big Apple. From the Brooklyn Navy Yard and Coney Island to Times Square and Carnegie Hall, On The Town zigzags through New York City as the sailors and the three high-spirited young women they meet chase love, dreams, and each other during an unforgettable day in the city that never sleeps. The classic score features the standards "New York, New York," "I Can Cook Too," "Lonely Town," and "Some Other Time" and will be played in this production with their original orchestrations, performed by what will be the largest orchestra on Broadway, with 28 musicians led by musical director James Moore (Follies, Ragtime).
ON THE TOWN grew out of the Jerome Robbins ballet Fancy Free, about three sailors on leave in New York, which debuted in 1944 with the American Ballet Theatre. The musical opened at Broadway's Adelphi Theater later that year, directed by George Abbott, and played through February 2, 1946 for a total of 462 performances, transferring to the 44th Street Theatre and Martin Beck Theatre along the way.
The production will feature scenic design by Tony® nominee Beowulf Boritt (Act One, Chaplin, Rock of Ages), lighting design by Drama Desk nominee Jason Lyons(Bring it On, Rock of Ages), costume design by Tony Award® winner Jess Goldstein (Newsies, Jersey Boys, The Rivals), and sound design by Tony® nominee Kai Harada(Follies, Million Dollar Quarter). On The Town is produced by Howard & Janet Kagan (Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess).